Social and Working Conditions of Canadians in the 1900
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The social and working conditions of Canadians during the turn of the twentieth century
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Social and Working Conditions of Canadians in the 1900

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Learn from Life: Migrant Workers of the 1900's

Living in the 1900's was very tough, as the years came and passed the working conditions, types of people working, pay wages, and jobs have gotten much better. Employers are treating their employees with respect, dignity, ...
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Social and Working Conditions in the 1900's

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In the 1900's, everyone was divided into different social classes that became very defined during the start of the Industrial Revolution; the Upper Classmen and the Working Classmen. While the rich were able to live a luxious life without having to perform any sort of work or labour, most of the working classmen were forced to work in factories, where they were underpaid and disrepected.

 

Back then, workers were paid approximately $1 per day. Although the value of money back then was much higher than than that of today's, $1 still isn't very much. Not only that, but the working hours were extremly tedious, making them work from dawn until dusk. This small amount of pay made some families so desperate for money that they sent women and children (as young as 10 years old) out to work in the factories, who were paid even less.

 

Not only were they underpaid, they were also forced to work in extremely harsh conditions. For example, some were working in extremely humid rooms that were over 30 degrees Celcius. Children were also sometimes put through severe corporal punishment for simply being children and playing. Also, workers (children especially) were forced to work in dangerous places and it wasn't unusual seeing someone who for example had their fingers cut off by a machine, or had their leg squished by a machine.

 

It is very evident that the factory workers were very unhappy with their pay and working conditions, seeing as not long after the start of the Industrial Revolution, many protests occured, such as the Winnepeg General Strike and the Union.Although these conditions sound absolutely horrid to us that's just how life was for workers in the 1900s.

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America, early 1900's: Unsanitary Factories, Overworked Immigrants ...

Journalist Upton Sinclair uncovered the horrors of this industry after going undercover into the factories as a worker and witnessing first-hand the unethical working conditions of the employees. His book “The Jungle” is a ...
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